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US – Jobless claims average falls by 2,750

March 14 2013

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 2,750 in the week ended March 9 to a level of 346,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The previous week’s reported average was revised to 349,500.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility of the weekly numbers. Total initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week were 332,000, down 10,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 342,000.

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